bobsneidar at iotecdigital.com
Thu Sep 7 12:20:51 EDT 2023
I think it is putting all non-numeric values first as unsortable, then the sortable items next. This seems to be the case because:
put "b,4,2,a,3,6" into tList;sort items of tList numeric ascending;put tList
This implies that the non-numeric items are not being sorted at all, just shuttled to the front of the line.
> On Sep 7, 2023, at 8:46 AM, Craig Newman via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> If you remove the “numeric” the result is “2,3,4,6,a”.
> To me this implies that ASCII values are used as the sortKey. But that begs the issue why, as in your post, with “numeric” included, the “a” appears first. What makes the “a” a lower "numeric" value than “2”?
>> On Sep 7, 2023, at 11:19 AM, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>> put "4,2,a,3,6" into tList;sort items of tList numeric ascending;put tList
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